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Category: First Time Home Buyer

    Cómo comprar una casa con mal crédito

    By Val Breit | April 3, 2024

    Comprar una casa con mal crédito puede ser un desafío, pero es posible. Algunos compradores descartan ser propietarios de una casa debido a:-un puntaje de crédito bajo-dinero limitado para el pago inicial Esperamos que este artículo sea útil y ayude a explicar las maneras de convertirse en propietario de una vivienda, incluso si tienes mal... Read More

    50+ Reasons You Should Pick a Local Realtor

    By Val Breit | March 9, 2024

    Are you considering working with a realtor who really doesn’t know your community? We get that some offer a lower fee, but what is the quality of service you’ll get in return? Do they care about you and your family–or are they just looking for a paycheck? As local realtors in Jefferson, Dane, Waukesha, Dodge, and... Read More

    Is Your Realtor Good? How to Evaluate a Real Estate Agent

    By Val Breit | February 26, 2024

    There are thousands of realtors in Wisconsin, and you might be wondering if your realtor is good. This article will give you fifteen ways to evaluate a real estate agent, so you know if you are working with a good realtor or not. 15 Ways to Evaluate a Real Estate Agent Do they use professional... Read More

    How to Buy a House with Bad Credit

    By Val Breit | February 26, 2024

    Buying a house with bad credit can be a challenge, but it is possible. Some buyers rule themselves out of owning a home due to a low credit score and limited cash for a down payment. We hope this article helps you see there are ways to become a homeowner, even if you have bad... Read More

    How to Choose a Good Mortgage Lender

    By Val Breit | February 23, 2024

    You’ve probably heard you should contact a mortgage lender to see what loan amount you can qualify for before you begin house hunting because being pre-approved can help your offer be accepted, no matter what type of market we’re in. But it’s important to note that like real estate agents, not all lenders are the... Read More

    Q3 2023: Jefferson County Real Estate Market Report

    By Val Breit | October 2, 2023

    Here is your Jefferson County real estate market update for July through September 2023. It includes accurate real estate information for single-family homes, condos, vacant land, multi-family homes, and commercial properties in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. This Jefferson County Real Estate Market Update Shares: How many houses sold How many homes are for sale Average list... Read More

    8 Places with FREE Moving Boxes Near Lake Mills, WI

    By Val Breit | July 14, 2023

    Where can you get free moving boxes near Lake Mills, WI? If you’re moving near Lake Mills, Wisconsin, chances are you need lots of boxes. So this quick post lists eight places in Lake Mills, WI that may have free boxes available. Don’t forget to check out our Community & Real Estate Guide for Lake... Read More

    Best Time to Buy a House in Wisconsin 2024

    By Val Breit | June 7, 2023

    The best time to buy a house in Wisconsin depends on many factors. Things like your priorities and finances affect when the best time is for you to purchase a home. In this article, we share useful information to help you better understand trends in Wisconsin real estate, such as: The most active months for... Read More

    What to Do if Hail Damages Your Home

    By Val Breit | May 4, 2023

    It can be stressful if your home is damaged by a storm. Since homeowners often ask us what to do if their property endures storm damage, we created a guide with steps on what to do if your house is damaged by hail or high winds. Note: it’s important to know what your homeowner’s insurance... Read More

    Home Buyer Frequently Asked Questions

    By Val Breit | February 11, 2023

    Buying a home can be a confusing process. Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions we’ve heard throughout the home buying process. Read on to learn how buying a house works and correct common misconceptions. Your Shine agent can also help answer any questions you may have or read our step-by-step guide to buying a... Read More